On This Day

January 1983 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 2 Don Muraco beats Pedro Morales to become WWF Intercontinental Champ
  • Jan 17 10th American Music Awards: John Cougar & Rick Springfield, Olivia Newton-John

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 23 "A-Team" with Mr T premieres on NBC

Actor Mr. T
Actor
Mr. T

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 24 Hulk Hogan pins Iron Sheik for World Wrestling Federation title

Professional Wrestler Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler
Hulk Hogan

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Jan 29 40th Golden Globes: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Ben Kingsley & Meryl Streep win


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Ali Bastian, English actress and model
  • Jan 1 Emi Kobayashi, Japanese model
  • Jan 2 Kate Bosworth, American actress (Superman Returns ), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 8 Chris Mordetzky, American wrestler, born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jan 8 Felipe Colombo, Argentine-Mexican actor & singer, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Jan 13 Julian Morris, English actor
  • Jan 13 William Hung, American Idol contestant
  • Jan 17 Andrea Lowell, American Model
  • Jan 18 Samantha Mumba, Irish singer & actress, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jan 20 Paula Taylor, Thai actress & model, born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Jan 21 Maryse Ouellet, French-Canadian model and professional wrestler
  • Jan 31 James Sutton, British television actor, born in Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 2 Richard "Dick" Emery, British comedian and actor (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love), dies from cardio-respiratory failure at 65
  • Jan 8 Gale Page, actress (4 Daughters, Knute Rockney), dies of cancer at 72
  • Jan 8 Lois Wilson, actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), dies at 88
  • Jan 8 Ron Frazer, Australian actor (b. 1924)
  • Jan 10 Ewan Roberts, Scottish actor (The Day of the Triffids, Five to One), dies at 68
  • Jan 13 Arthur Space, actor (Doc Weaver-Lassie), dies of cancer at 74
  • Jan 13 John McHugh, actor (Unspeakable), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • Jan 15 Shepperd Strudwick, actor (Psychomania), dies of cancer at 75
  • Jan 17 Doodles Weaver [Winstead Sheffield Weaver], American comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers, The Zodiac Killer), commits suicide by shooting himself at 70

Person of interestGeorge Cukor

Jan 24 George Cukor, American film director (My Fair Lady, The Wizard of Oz), dies of a stroke and a heart attack at 83

Director George Cukor
Director
George Cukor
  • Jan 27 Louis De Funes, French actor and writer (The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacobs), dies at 68
  • Jan 27 Robert Christian, actor (Bustin' Loose), dies of cancer at 42
  • Jan 30 Joan Valerie, actress (Pier 13), dies of pneumonia